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Weekly Schedule of Committee Hearings
Week of April 26, 2015 - May 2, 2015

 

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House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 1:59 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

15 minutes after Floor H. 355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

Rep. Joanna Cole, Representative

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Colin Benjamin, Counsel, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      H. 355 - An act relating to licensing and regulating foresters

 

3:30 PM                      H. 484 - An act relating to miscellaneous agricultural subjects

 Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 236 - An act relating to the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

 

10:30 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    To Be Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                      To Be Scheduled

 

10:30 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    To Be Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

15 minutes after Floor To Be Scheduled

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:46 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                     S. 139 - An act relating to pharmacy benefit managers and hospital observation status

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair, House Committee on Health Care

 

12:00 PM                    Recess for Lunch

 

2:30 PM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

 

3:30 PM                      S. 139 - An act relating to pharmacy benefit managers and hospital observation status

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:30 AM                     Informational Meetings

Employee Stock Ownership Program

Don Jamison, Program Director, Vermont Employee Ownership Center

 

10:30 AM                   TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Recess for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor Convenes

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:30 AM                     TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Recess for Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor Convenes

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                     House Floor Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      Joint Committee Meeting

w/House Committee on Human Services

"Designated Agency Quality, Accountability and Outcomes"

Simone Rueschemeyer, Executive Director, Vermont Care Network

Melissa Bailey, Quality Director, Vermont Care Network

 

 


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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/26/2015 10:32 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee Discussion and markup

 David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Noon                           House of Representatives Picture - State House Steps

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party and Progressive Party Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion and markup

 

6:00 PM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Committee discussion, markup and vote

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 73 - An act relating to State regulation of rent-to-own agreements for merchandise

Committee discussion, markup and vote

David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    Rutland Young Professional

 

Noon                           House of Representatives Picture - State House Steps

Rain Date

 

1:00 PM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      To Be Announced

 

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

1:00 PM                      To Be Announced

 

 


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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 2:19 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

11:00 AM                   Department of Corrections

Public Records Act exemptions

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      TBA

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                     TBA

 

9:45 AM                     Department of Buildings and General Services

Powers & duties of the Commissioner

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:30 AM                   Department of Corrections

Parole

Dean George, Chair, Vermont Parole Board

Sue Blair, Executive Director, Vermont Parole Board

 

11:30 AM                   Historic Sites

Noelle McKay, Commissioner, Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                     TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:00 AM                     TBA

 

9:30 AM                     House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sue MacMartin (802) 828-2259

smacmartin@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:21 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

After the floor             H. 448 - An act relating to creating the Vermont Universal Children’s Savings Account Program

Jenny Prosser, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tom Little, Vice-President and General Counsel, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

After caucus                TBD

 

3:30 PM                      H. 391 - An act relating to increasing expanded learning opportunities

John Fischer, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Education

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      TBD

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                      Flexible Pathways

     In room 11.  To be confirmed

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                      TBD

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder (802) 828-2258

 


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House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

April 26, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 4:54 PM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    H. 297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      H. 37 - An act relating to the safety and regulation of dams

Committee Discussion and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:45 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Committee Discussion and Vote.

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 36 - An act relating to the collection and recycling of waste motor vehicle tires

A joint Hearing with the House Natural Resources and Energy will be held in Room 11

Jonathan Copans, Senior Policy Advisor for Government Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, Solid Waste Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Jennifer Holliday, Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager, Chittenden Solid Waste District

Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project

Andrew Fisk, Connecticut River Watershed Council

John Sheerin, Director, End of Life Tire Programs, Rubber Manufacturers Association

 

11:00 AM                    Slate Quarries

Annette Smith, Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Lou Magnani, Citizen

Lindsay Harris, Citizen

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 375 - An act relating to the permitting of ecological toilets and greywater systems

Kai Forlie, Vermonters Against Toxic Sludge via Phone

James Ehlers, Executive Director, Lake Champlain International

Seth Jensen, Senior Planner, Lamoille Planning Commission

George Heufelder, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment via Phone

Phil Rice, Cobb-Hill Cohousing, Hartland

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Didi Brush (802) 828-2266

 


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House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:49 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      H. 175 - An act relating to labeling of roll-off dumpsters

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      H. 175 - An act relating to labeling of roll-off dumpsters

Jeff Myers, President, Myers Waste and Recycling

 Pat Austin, Owner, Austins Rubbish & Roll-Off Service, Inc.

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 278 - An act relating to selection of the Adjutant and Inspector General

Committee discussion and possible vote.

 

10:30 AM                    Earned Sick Time Insurance

Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sponsor

 

-                                   H. 339 - An act relating to paid family leave

Rep. Christopher Pearson, Sponsor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:30 AM                      Whistleblowing

Ethan Allen

Ted Hobson, Attorney

 

12:15 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Committee

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild (802) 828-2263

rwild@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:31 PM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      Survey

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Albert Coccagna, User Support Specialist, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 504 - An act relating to approval of the adoption and codification of the charter of the Town of Waitsfield

Introduction

Rep. Adam Greshin

Rep. Maxine Grad

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 503 - An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington

Rep. Johannah Donovan

Cameron Wood, Law Clerk, Office of Legislative Council

Robert Rusten, Assistant City Manager, Burlington

Eileen Blackwood, City Attorney, Burlington

 

10:00 AM                   S. 29 - An act relating to election day registration

Via phone: 802-251-8157

Robert Ide, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

Annette Cappy, Town Clerk, Brattleboro

Robert Rusten, Assistant City Manager, Burlington

 Will Senning, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   S. 93 - An act relating to lobbying disclosures

Committee Discussion and possible vote

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Will Senning, Elections and Campaign Finance, Secretary of State's Office

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 90 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington regarding police confiscation or seizure of deadly or dangerous weapons

Walk through of bill with Legislative Legal Staff

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM                     H. 91 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington requiring firearms to be locked in safe storage depositories or placed in locking devices

Walk through of bill with Legislative Legal Staff

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:00 AM                     H. 92 - An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington prohibiting firearms on properties of establishments licensed to serve alcohol on premises

Walk through of bill with Legislative Legal Staff

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl (802) 828-2267

 


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House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:43 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 139 - An act relating to pharmacy benefit managers and hospital observation status

HHC Committee amendment re Exchange oversight and FSSBM

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    TBD

11:00 AM or after the Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      TBD

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      TBD

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

(State House Singers sing the devotional)

Probably: presentation of S.60 on House Floor

 

2:30 PM                      TBD

2:30 PM or after the Floor

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                      TBD

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

12:00 PM                    FLOOR

Probably: Presentation of S.139 and amendments on the Floor

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

 


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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 4:03 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 241 - An act relating to rulemaking on emergency involuntary procedures

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

15 min. after floor adjourns    TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      TBA

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 108 - An act relating to repealing the sunset on provisions pertaining to patient choice at end of life

Possible Amendments

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 min. after floor adjourns    TBA

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Amendments

 Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

15 min. after floor adjourns    TBA

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Possible Amendments

 Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

15 min. after floor adjourns    TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Designated Agency Quality, Accountability and Outcomes

Joint Meeting with House Appropriations

Ethan Allen Room

Simone Rueschemeyer, Executive Director, Vermont Care Network

Melissa Bailey, Quality Director, Vermont Care Network

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Julie Tucker (802) 828-2265

 


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House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/27/2015 6:50 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee discussion and possible vote

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

15 min after floor        H. 105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent

Committee discussion

 Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    Adjourn

 

12:00 PM                    Party Caucuses

12:00 - 2:15 Party Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      H. 102 - An act relating to labor relations for teachers and administrators

 Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      S. 102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

15 min after floor        S. 102 - An act relating to forfeiture of property associated with animal fighting and certain regulated drug possession, sale, and trafficking violations

 Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

15 min after floor        To Be Scheduled

 

11:45 AM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      To Be Scheduled

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kate Wilson (802) 828-2257

kwilson@leg.state.vt.us

 


 

House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

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House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 12:48 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

---                                S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                      Field Trip

Site Tour of Burlington International Airport

 Meeting with Director of Aviation and Director of Operations

 

12:30 PM                    Field Trip

Myers Waste and Recycling

Site Visit and Tour of Asphalt Recycling Facility

 Jeff Myers, President, Myers Waste and Recycling

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Secs 28-31  Byways

Megan Smith, Commissioner, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

 

---                                S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

--- After the Floor       H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

---                                S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

---After the Floor        H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

---                                S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

 Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall (802) 828-2262

bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 


 

House Committee on Ways and Means

There is no agenda for this committee.

 


 

Senate Committee on Agriculture

This agenda has not yet been published.

 


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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/26/2015 12:36 PM

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

1:30 PM                    H. 490 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

(Fiscal Year 2016 Budget)

Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

2:15 PM                    H. 490 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

(FY 2016 Budget)

Retirement Incentive

Justin Johnson, Secretary, Agency of Administration

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 

2:45 PM                    H. 490 - An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government

(FY 2016 Budget)

Committee Deliberations/Mark up

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1:30 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2:00 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

2:00 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

1:00 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

 


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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 10:48 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-3803

 


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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 11:47 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                     Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                      H. 480 - An act relating to making miscellaneous technical and other amendments to education laws

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Followed By               Governor's Appointments

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            Special Education

Use of Paraprofessionals in Schools

Jo-Anne Unruh, Executive Director, Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators

Ken Page, Executive Director, Vermont Principals Association

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            Education Issues

The Roles and Responsibilities of SUs, Superintendents and Principals

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                      Education Issues

Voting on SU Budgets

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 12 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/26/2015 3:42 PM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Monday, April 27, 2015

9:30 AM                      R&D Tax Credit Proposal

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

10:00 AM                    Millennium Zone Credit Proposal

 

10:30 AM                    Angel Investor Credit

 

12:00 PM                    H. 489 - An act relating to revenue

Vending machines

Brent Farrell, Vitality Vending

 

1:00 PM                      S. 135 - An act relating to expanding the responsibilities of the Green Mountain Care Board

Cigarette Tax Proposal

 

1:30 PM                      S. 135 - An act relating to expanding the responsibilities of the Green Mountain Care Board

Claims-Assessment Proposal

 

2:30 PM                      H. 117 - An act relating to creating a Division for Telecommunications and Connectivity within the Department of Public Service

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      H. 489 - An act relating to revenue

HEARING IN ROOM 11 - public comments on the Senate Finance Committee’s Draft Revenue Bill, H.489, draft 4.2

 

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

8:00 AM                      H. 184 - An act relating to Executive Branch fees

 

8:15 AM                      S. 135 - An act relating to expanding the responsibilities of the Green Mountain Care Board

Committee mark-up

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                    S. 135 - An act relating to expanding the responsibilities of the Green Mountain Care Board

Committee mark-up and vote

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    H. 35 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Funding proposals

 

1:00 PM                      H. 489 - An act relating to revenue

HEARING IN ROOM 10 - public comments on the Senate Finance Committee’s Draft Revenue Bill, H.489, draft 4.2

Robert Paolini, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Association

Lauren-Glenn Davidian, Executive Director, Common Good VT

Katrina Spaulding, Advocacy and Development Director, Vermont Realtors Association

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

 

4:30 PM                      H. 489 - An act relating to revenue

Mark-up

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Walk-through bill as passed by Senate Education

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

11:00 AM                    H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee discussion

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee discussion

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Finance

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

11:30 AM                    Senate Finance

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Charlie Enscoe (802) 828-2253,

censcoe@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 3:28 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1:30 PM                      Public Financing of Campaigns

 

-                                   Campaign Finance Violations

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:00 PM                      15  Minute Break

 

3:15 PM                      Public Financing of Campaigns

 

-                                   Campaign Finance Violations

Continuation of Hearing and Markup & Vote of H.477

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM                      Senate Ethics Committee Proposal

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            J.R.H. 8 - Joint resolution relating to military suicides

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            To Be Announced

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                      Marijuana Legalization The Vermont Way

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-2272

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.  With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


 

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

There is no agenda for this committee.

 


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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 1:07 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1:30 PM                      H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

~Mark up and Possible Vote

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

-15 minutes after the floor      To Be Announced

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

-15 minutes after the floor      To Be Announced

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

1:00 PM                      To Be Announced

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2352

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring six (6) hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 11:12 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

-                                   No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2278

 


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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 4:39 PM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                   H. 5 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Rep. David L. Deen, Chair, House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 5 - An act relating to hunting, fishing, and trapping

Clint Gray, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                   H. 248 - An act relating to miscellaneous revisions to the air pollution statutes

Megan O'Toole, Attorney, Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality & Climate Division

 Cameron Wood, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                   H. 269 - An act relating to the transportation and disposal of excavated development soils legally categorized as solid waste

Richard Haesler, Assistant City Attorney, City Of Burlington

Brian Dunkiel, Attorney, City Of Burlington

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Matthew Chapman, Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

 Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 4 - An act relating to prohibiting the manufacture or sale of personal care products and over-the-counter drugs containing microbeads

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

 


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Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Last Updated 4/24/2015 11:45 AM

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:30 AM                     Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

Possible Amendment

Sen. John Rodgers

 

Followed By               S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

Further Proposal of Amendment- Possible Vote

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

                                    -

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

                                    -

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, May 01, 2015

                                    -

No Committee Meeting Scheduled

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


Committee schedules are updated daily, and are subject to change without notice.